Unlocking the power of content.

We invent technologies that advance industry standards and empower next generation experiences.

For Motion Pictures: Our Cinavia solution was selected as the content protection standard for the Blu-ray Disc format, dramatically reducing piracy and increasing revenue to studios.

For Broadcast Television: Aspect is a key component of the ATSC 3.0 standard, powering next generation TV viewer experiences, and promising new revenue streams for both networks and manufacturers.

For The Future: We are dedicated to the exploration of advanced content technology and the power it will unlock for you.

History & Awards

April 1999

Verance is Founded

Verance Corporation forms from the merger of two audio watermark technology development companies.

July 1999

VCMS/A is Standardized

Verance VCMS/A audio watermarking technology is selected as a copyright protection standard for music distribution.

November 1999

Recording Companies License VCMS/A

Verance VCMS/A licensed to five major recording companies for protection of their recorded music.

August 2000

VCMS/A in Portable Music Players

First SDMI-compliant portable music player incorporating VCMS/A is offered to consumers.

June 2001

VCMS/A Mandatory

VCMS/A becomes mandatory for all new DVD-Audio player models.

March 2005

Digital Audio Awards

Hundreds of high-resolution audio titles have been released to rave audiophile reviews, including the 2005 GRAMMY award winner, Dire Straits’ “Brothers in Arms – 20th Anniversary Edition.

January 2007

Studio Adoption

Major Motion Pictures Studios adopt Cinavia to protect their theatrical and home video content.

February 2007

First Oscar

First Oscar award winning motion picture released for digital cinema embedded with Cinavia.

March 2009

Cinavia Deployed to Blu-Ray Disc Players

Millions of consumer Blu-ray Disc™ players begin deploying Cinavia.

December 2009

Cinavia Wins Connect Award

Cinavia wins the Connect Award for Most Innovative Product.

February 2012

Les Miserables

Les Misérables, protected by Cinavia, wins the Oscar for Sound Mixing.

February 2012

Skyfall

Skyfall, protected by Cinavia, wins the Oscar for Sound Editing.

February 2012

Cinavia Mandatory for Blu-Ray Disc

Cinavia protection becomes mandatory for all new Blu-ray Disc playback devices.

February 2013

Gravity

Gravity, protected by Cinavia, wins the Oscar for Sound Editing.

August 2013

Cinavia Deployed to Playstation & Xbox

Playstation 4 and XBOX One next generation game consoles begin deployment and include Cinavia protection.

February 2014

American Sniper

American Sniper, protected by Cinavia, wins the Oscar for Sound Editing.

February 2014

Whiplash

Whiplash, protected by Cinavia, wins the Oscar for Sound Mixing.

January 2015

Emmy Win

Verance awarded an Emmy for Steganographic Technologies for Audio/Video by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

February 2015

Mad Max

Mad Max: Fury Road, protected by Cinavia, wins the Oscar for Sound Editing.

April 2015

ATSC 3.0

ATSC announces its selection of technologies from Verance as the basis for its open watermark standards for the ATSC 3.0 broadcasting standard.

April 2016

NAB Show

Verance demonstrates the first end to end implementation of Open Watermarking at the National Association of Broadcasters tradeshow.

Newsroom

Verance Wins Best Technology Innovation Award in a Product or Service at HbbTV 2021 Symposium

Verance and Fincons Group Win Award for First End-to-End HbbTV ADB2 Implementation. Paris, France, November 25, 2021 – The HbbTV Association, a global initiative dedicated to providing open standards for advanced interactive TV services through broadcast and broadband networks to connected TV sets and set-top boxes, has unveiled the winners of the HbbTV Awards 2021, showcasing …

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Nominees for HbbTV Awards 2021 Announced

Verance Nominated for First End-to-End HbbTV ADB2 Implementation. Geneva, Switzerland, October 26, 2021 – The HbbTV Association, a global initiative dedicated to providing open standards for advanced interactive TV services through broadcast and broadband networks to connected TV sets and set-top boxes, is proud to announce the shortlists of entries nominated for the HbbTV Awards 2021, …

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Verance Presents in HbbTV’s Extending the Reach of HbbTV TA to Set-top Box Markets Webinar

Webinar includes updates to HbbTV’s specification for the set-top box markets. Geneva, Switzerland, October 19, 2021 – This webinar goes in depth on how to properly integrate Targeted Advertising (TA) and how to deploy HbbTV’s solution to reaching the large number of viewers in set-top box markets. Our CTO, Joe Winograd, presents on the operational …

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HbbTV Releases Targeted Advertising Solution for TV Sets in Set-top Box Markets

Global Advanced Interactive TV Standards Combine Application Discovery Over Broadband with Targeted Advertising Specification Geneva, Switzerland, July 20, 2021 – The HbbTV Association, a global initiative dedicated to providing open standards for advanced interactive TV services through broadcast and broadband networks to connected TV sets and set-top boxes, is pleased to announce the publication of the …

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Verance Presents in DVB and HbbTV’s Using Targeted Advertising on Broadcast Television Webinar

Webinar includes look at future Targeted Advertising developments including the role of watermarking Geneva, Switzerland, April 28, 2021 – In the second of two webinars jointly organized by the DVB Project and the HbbTV Association on “Using Targeted Advertising on Broadcast Television”, Joe Winograd of Verance explained how watermarking – already added to the DVB …

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Recommended Practice for ATSC 3.0 Television Sets, Watermarking and Content Recovery (CTA-CEB32.10) Published

Bulletin documenting ATSC 3.0 Television Set recommendations for audio and video watermark reception and processing as defined in ATSC A/334, A/335 and A/336 released. Arlington, VA, November 18, 2020 – The Consumer Technology Association’s Video Systems Committee (R4) published a bulletin documenting ATSC 3.0 Television Set recommendations for audio and video watermark reception and processing …

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Management

Award-Winning Careers at Verance

Unlocking the power of content requires the power of talented people. Our technology has won an Emmy award and movies using our solutions have won Oscars. And our talented people tend to stick around with an average tenure of over 8 years.

We need smart, enthusiastic people who want to advance their career in a fast-paced, collaborative, cutting-edge environment. There are great benefits, including our amazing San Diego location.

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